This new year brings some exciting new things!
First, I have a duo show with Randy Green and also special guest Steve Doiel (pictured) on Thursday (Jan. 14) at The Brink Lounge in Madison. We'll be in the comfy lounge and will keep it casual, trading songs during the evening. Steve (of Janesville) is long known for his skills as a vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. He has played with The Rodeo Cats, Feather River, The Stateline Playboys, Harmonious Wail, Swing Crew, and 18 seasons at Noah's Ark in Wisconsin Dells. He currently plays with The Bel-Cats and the Steve Doiel Trio.
This weeknight show starts at 7:00....come relax for a while with us and enjoy some great drinks and appetizers at mine & Randy's favorite local venue.
Now the big news -- I have joined a Madison area band:
There's a nice article by a local paper about how this came to be: http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=27892
This 5-piece Top 40 Country band exploded onto the music scene in 1993 when right out of the gate they won pickoffs, battle of the bands, played festivals and shared the stage with national acts such as Ricky Van Shelton and Hal Ketchum. Since then, they have traveled the state to become a regional favorite on the festival stage and are equally comfortable performing for community events or at the local hang out. As Wild Heart performs some of today’s hottest Country hits you will hear amazing 3 and 4 part harmonies that you normally expect to hear only at large venues.
I've been rehearsing with the group for a few weeks and having a great time learning the material and making music with these fine players and singers. You can read about the group and the individual members at http://www.wildheart.ws/
My first outings with the band will be Saturday January 16 at Country Corners in McFarland(east of Madison) and Wednesday January 20 at Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton. I'll be on lead and backing vocals for the first couple of shows and then will be adding in some guitar and keys for future gigs. Bring your dancing shoes...uh...boots!
For details on these shows and more see these URLs:
Or see the Wild Heart site for many shows scheduled for 2010:
Peace and blessings to you all in 2010!